These Sisters Are Ready to Snuggle Up in a New Home

Meet Doris and Marge! These sweet girls are a bit shy at first but give them some time and they’re sure to be your best friends.  Of the two, Marge is a bit more outgoing. She will still need some time to adjust in her new home, but she’s quicker to trust than Doris. Because of how shy Doris is, Marge has deemed […]

Read more

Former Dogfighting Victims Want You to Stop Believing These 10 Things

Second chances seem like they don’t come around too often, but at the ASPCA, they happen every day! Especially for former dogfighting victims. Following their rescue, dogs like these, once forced into lives of violence, are put on paths toward rehabilitation and healing. But that’s not where their stories end! We’ve seen countless dogfighting survivors go on to find the loving […]

Read more

USDA Fails to Ensure “Licensed” Animal Businesses Have Met Licensing Requirements

The USDA is responsible for issuing and renewing licenses for animal businesses, including commercial dog breeders, roadside zoos and laboratories that experiment on animals. The USDA relicensed thousands of these businesses last year when, in fact, it never verified their applications because of a COVID-19 fueled mail backlog. The ASPCA is calling upon Congress to direct USDA to reform its […]

Read more

This National Puppy Day, Puppies Still Need Your Help

Today is National Puppy Day! If you’re lucky enough to have a pup—of any age—we know you already appreciate them, but today’s a great day to ponder their importance in your life and give them some extra love. Because the bond between humans and dogs is so unique and beautiful, it’s often said that “we don’t deserve dogs.” If that […]

Read more

Once Living in Abhorrent Conditions, Now in Safe Homes

Lucy, a pint-sized terrier mix, and Splash, a yellow Lab-mix, were among 40 dogs removed by the ASPCA from a property near San Angelo, Texas, late last year and are now living their best lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lucy and Splash had been living in substandard conditions with inadequate access to food on the property of an overcrowded mobile […]

Read more

Bahrain’s Story: Creating Real Hope Through Virtual Adoptions

For animal shelters like the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, adoptions and other animal welfare programs are constantly being modified to maintain those services while minimizing risks to people and pets as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The ASPCA posts photos of available animals on our website, and would-be adopters are encouraged to apply to adopt online. Zoom or Facetime meetings […]

Read more

Congress Moves to Restrict Extreme-Speed Slaughter

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn back the curtain on the animal and human suffering caused by extremely fast slaughter line speeds. Some chicken slaughterhouses are allowed to slaughter up to 175 birds per minute and some pig slaughterhouses have no limit on how fast they can move the slaughter line. Animals are at greater risk of cruel handling at faster […]

Read more
1 2 3 19